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 for Circus Aeruginosus
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Harpy \Har"py\ (h[aum]r"p[y^]), n.; pl. Harpies (-p[i^]z). [F.
     harpie, L. harpyia, Gr. "a`rpyia, from the root of "arpa`zein
     to snatch, to seize. Cf. Rapacious.]
     1. (Gr. Myth.) A fabulous winged monster, ravenous and
        filthy, having the face of a woman and the body of a
        vulture, with long claws, and the face pale with hunger.
        Some writers mention two, others three.
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              Both table and provisions vanished quite.
              With sound of harpies' wings and talons heard.
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     2. One who is rapacious or ravenous; an extortioner.
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              The harpies about all pocket the pool. --Goldsmith.
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     3. (Zool.)
        (a) The European moor buzzard or marsh harrier ({Circus
        (b) A large and powerful, double-crested, short-winged
            American eagle ({Thrasa["e]tus harpyia). It ranges
            from Texas to Brazil.
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     Harpy bat (Zool.)
        (a) An East Indian fruit bat of the genus Harpyia (esp.
            Harpyia cephalotes), having prominent, tubular
        (b) A small, insectivorous Indian bat ({Harpiocephalus
     Harpy fly (Zool.), the house fly.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Harrier \Har"ri*er\, n. [From Harry.]
     1. One who harries.
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     2. (Zool.) One of several species of hawks or buzzards of the
        genus Circus which fly low and harry small animals or
        birds, -- as the European marsh harrier ({Circus
        [ae]ruginosus), and the hen harrier ({Circus cyaneus}).
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     Harrier hawk (Zool.), one of several species of American
        hawks of the genus Micrastur.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Marsh \Marsh\, n. [OE. mersch, AS. mersc, fr. mere lake. See
     Mere pool, and cf. Marish, Morass.]
     A tract of soft wet land, commonly covered partially or
     wholly with water; a fen; a swamp; a morass. [Written also
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     Marsh+asphodel+(Bot.),+a+plant+({Nartheeium+ossifragum">Marsh asphodel (Bot.), a plant ({Nartheeium ossifragum)
        with linear equitant leaves, and a raceme of small white
        flowers; -- called also bog asphodel.
     Marsh+cinquefoil+(Bot.),+a+plant+({Potentilla+palustris">Marsh cinquefoil (Bot.), a plant ({Potentilla palustris)
        having purple flowers, and found growing in marshy places;
        marsh five-finger.
     Marsh elder. (Bot.)
     (a) The guelder-rose or cranberry tree ({Viburnum Opulus).
     (b) In the United States, a composite shrub growing in salt
         marshes ({Iva frutescens).
     Marsh five-finger. (Bot.) See Marsh cinquefoil (above).
     Marsh gas. (Chem.) See under Gas.
     Marsh+grass+(Bot.),+a+genus+({Spartina">Marsh grass (Bot.), a genus ({Spartina) of coarse grasses
        growing in marshes; -- called also cord grass. The tall
        Spartina cynosuroides is not good for hay unless cut
        very young. The low Spartina juncea is a common
        component of salt hay.
     Marsh harrier (Zool.), a European hawk or harrier ({Circus
        aeruginosus); -- called also marsh hawk, moor hawk,
        moor buzzard, puttock.
     Marsh hawk. (Zool.)
     (a) A hawk or harrier ({Circus cyaneus), native of both
         America and Europe. The adults are bluish slate above,
         with a white rump. Called also hen harrier, and mouse
     (b) The marsh harrier.
     Marsh hen (Zool.), a rail; esp., Rallus elegans of
        fresh-water marshes, and Rallus longirostris of
        salt-water marshes.
     Marsh mallow (Bot.), a plant of the genus Althaea (
        Althaea officinalis) common in marshes near the
        seashore, and whose root is much used in medicine as a
     Marsh marigold. (Bot.) See in the Vocabulary.
     Marsh pennywort (Bot.), any plant of the umbelliferous
        genus Hydrocotyle; low herbs with roundish leaves,
        growing in wet places; -- called also water pennywort.
     Marsh quail (Zool.), the meadow lark.
     Marsh rosemary (Bot.), a plant of the genus Statice
        ({Statice Limonium), common in salt marshes. Its root is
        powerfully astringent, and is sometimes used in medicine.
        Called also sea lavender.
     Marsh+samphire+(Bot.),+a+plant+({Salicornia+herbacea">Marsh samphire (Bot.), a plant ({Salicornia herbacea)
        found along seacoasts. See Glasswort.
     Marsh St. John's-wort (Bot.), an American herb ({Elodes
        Virginica) with small opposite leaves and flesh-colored
     Marsh tea. (Bot.). Same as Labrador tea.
     Marsh trefoil. (Bot.) Same as Buckbean.
     Marsh wren (Zool.), any species of small American wrens of
        the genus Cistothorus, and allied genera. They chiefly
        inhabit salt marshes.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Buzzard \Buz"zard\ (b[u^]z"z[~e]rd), n.[O.E. busard, bosard, F.
     busard, fr. buse, L. buteo, a kind of falcon or hawk.]
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     1. (Zool.) A bird of prey of the Hawk family, belonging to
        the genus Buteo and related genera.
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     2. (Zool.) In the United States, a term used for the turkey
        vulture ({Cathartes aura}), and sometimes
        indiscriminately to any vulture.
     Note: The Buteo vulgaris is the common buzzard of Europe.
           The American species (of which the most common are
           Buteo borealis, Buteo Pennsylvanicus, and Buteo
           lineatus) are usually called hen hawks. -- The
           rough-legged buzzard, or bee hawk, of Europe ({Pernis
           apivorus) feeds on bees and their larv[ae], with other
           insects, and reptiles. -- The moor buzzard of Europe is
           Circus [ae]ruginosus. See Turkey buzzard, and
           Carrion buzzard.
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     Bald buzzard, the fishhawk or osprey. See Fishhawk.
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     2. A blockhead; a dunce.
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              It is common, to a proverb, to call one who can not
              be taught, or who continues obstinately ignorant, a
              buzzard.                              --Goldsmith.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Circus Aeruginosus
      n 1: Old World harrier frequenting marshy regions [syn: marsh
           harrier, Circus Aeruginosus]

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